David West

(LISW-CP)

About Me

During my clinical career I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of people struggling in many different types of relationships. I've been fortunate to help people improve their relationships with spouses, partners, and children/parents as well as help some of those people find the strength and courage to walk away from unhealthy relationships. In my relationship counseling I make it a top priority for each participant to identify what they see as being the best goals for the relationship. I ensure all members of the relationship feel heard and I have no issues telling an individual if they are being unfair or stepping on boundaries. I make boundaries one of the most important aspects of my relationship counseling. I enjoy helping the members of the relationship identify not only clear, but realistic boundaries and expectations for the relationships. Along with boundaries, safety is just as important in relationships and if a relationship is unsafe to any participant I will do what is required to ensure safety is maintained.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #10894 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with David for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Very helpful, gives educated recommendations, truly caring.

Written by S.T. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with David for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

David has been a huge help during my transition from an abusive relationship. He has given me valuable insight into the ways our minds can work in these trying times, and this has helped me greatly in regaining my emotional footing. Forever grateful.

Written by I.A. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David is great

Written by S.T. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David listens and takes in everything that’s being said. He has helped us communicate our feelings better. He is very straight forward when necessary and he’s not afraid to say, “you’re being a bit dramatic.” (Which is very much appreciated.) I would highly recommend David to anyone with counseling needs!

Written by D.A. on Jan 08, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

David has been a blessing to my relationship. My fiance and I are destined to be together- as much as I am destined to sabotage it! David has helped us both re-define our communication skills and methods to better identify what the real issues are, underneath all the petty stuff. Highly recommend!

Written by E.R. on Dec 26, 2018 after counseling with David for 6 days on issues concerning relationship

We had a great start. Very positive and accommodating so far. I am a very positive person but we have a lot to learn from him. Looking forward to our future sessions.

Written by J.O. on Oct 17, 2018 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He's wonderful. I don't feel like he's ever taking sides or giving one person more attention or an upper hand advantage. He helps you to understand all aspects of communication, not just the ones you and your partner identify with and he's able to move the conversations along without completely steering you in a direction. It's like healthy confrontation without being in a confrontational environment at all.